Junk on My Desk

I tend to be a really tidy person and like to keep my work surfaces somewhat clean. However, I seem to have a problem throwing out the little bits and pieces left over from my projects. I think I must have a crow, hoarder, good steward gene that keeps me from wasting even the tiniest scraps.

As June is on the horizon, I have to get everything ready to start making my items for the Fall. A quick tidy up was called for. When most of my work table was cleared off, however, I was left with this….

A pile of scraps and left-over supplies my hoarder self could not throw out.

A pile of scraps and left-over supplies my hoarder self could not throw out.

 

I am a professional at making something out of nothing, however, even this pile did not have enough in it to make any decent projects. So I went to my trusty suitcase of scrap paper to supplement “the pile”.

Little suitcase stuffed with scraps of every kind of paper imaginable.

Little suitcase stuffed with scraps of every kind of paper imaginable.

 

I used these papers to cover the writing on the tags and  provide a nice solid background.

Scraps of paper to make backgrounds for my scrappy project.

Scraps of paper to make backgrounds for the tags.

 

Even though the background scraps didn’t fit perfectly, I was able to hide them with pictures cut from a calendar and the bits and bobs from my scrap pile.

desktags

 

I had fun decoupaging. cutting. gluing and snipping for an hour. And at the end of it all, my scrap pile had shrunk down to this…

desktags1

 

Now this little pile can just be thrown away, right? Maybe if you are sane. I, however, have squirreled this little pile into a bowl on my desk in  hopes to use it another day!

If anybody would like me to send them the little tags I made, I would be more than happy to pop them in the mail. The first person who lets me know they want them, by leaving a comment ON MY BLOG PAGE, can have them. See, I am able to get rid of some things after all!!!!

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